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Care of the plant Astroloba foliosa or Astroloba foliolosa.

Care of the plant Astroloba foliosa or Astroloba foliolosa

The genus Astroloba, family Asphodelaceae, includes 16 species of succulent plants native to South Africa. Some species are: Astroloba foliosa, Astroloba spiralis, Astroloba congesta, Astroloba robusta.

Scientific synonyms: Aloe foliolosa, Haworthia foliolosa, Apicra foliolosa.

They are small succulent plants with erect green stems that reach 20 cm in height. The fleshy triangular leaves are shiny grey-green. They produce small whitish flowers that are not decorative. They bloom in summer.

They are used in pots as an indoor plant, in a greenhouse or on patios and terraces and in rockeries in frost-free regions.

Astroloba foliosa grows in full sun and partial shade exposures and in hot, dry climates. They do not resist temperatures below 5 ºC.

The soil can be a commercial cactus substrate with a handful of coarse siliceous sand. Pot transplanting is done in early spring.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely; they resist drought well

Fertilize once with mineral fertilizer for cacti in early spring.

Prune only to remove damaged stems.

They are plants sensitive to excess moisture.

They are propagated from cuttings in spring or early summer and by separating the shoots they produce at the base.

 

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Astroloba foliosa
Astroloba foliosa